Sports relations in East Asia : theory and practice / ed. by Soyoung Kwon... [et al.]

Kwon, Soyoung

Edited by ISR Foundations Press. Seoul - 2014

The growing prominence of East Asia in world politics has also been evident on the playing field. East Asia has become a major player in the world of sport. This first volume of the ISR institute's forume series examines the East Asian experience to explore the theoretical and empirical foundations of international sport relations. Relying on the expertise of scholars and the policy experiences of practitioners of sports diplomacy, including the IOC members, the volume explores the understudied field of international sports. How should international sport relations be conceptualized ? Who are the major players in sports relations ? Does sport promote peace exacerbate conflict ? What lessons does East Asia offer for our comparative understanding of sport relations ?

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